GRADUATE SUPERVISION

PhD Supervision (completed)

2016 Megan Sandhu, “University-Community Partnerships: An Action-Humanities Approach to Addressing Homelessness” (Humanities)

2015 Joshua Synenko, “A Cosmopolitics of Exile in Postnational Europe: Memory and Aesthetics after the Crisis” (Humanities)

2011 Fiona Stewart, “In the Beginning was the Garden: Anna Lesznai and Hungarian Modernism 1906-1919” (Humanities)

2007 Choi Wing Yee, Kimburley, “Remade in Hong Kong: How Hong Kong People Use Hong Kong Disneyland” (co-supervisor, Cultural Studies Lingnan University)

PhD Supervision (in progress)

2016- Shahab Bayani, "Mobility and Masculinity in Aviation" (Humanities)

2016- Natalja Chestapalova, “Archive-as-Medium: Topology of the Archival Impulse at the Intersections of Cinematic, Theatrical, and Multimodal Methods” (Communication and Culture)

2016- Shoshana Elharar, “Tel Aviv-Jaffa, one city, two worlds” (Humanities)

2014- Mina Rajabi-Paak, "Philanthropy and the City" (Humanities)

2013- Jilynn Quek, “Videogames as a Medium for Storytelling” (Humanities)

2012- Nathaniel Weiner, “The Mediated ‘Look’; Menswear, Masculinity and Consumption Online” (Communication and Culture)

2012- Jordana de Bloeme, “Creating Yiddishist Youth: The Vilna Educational Society and the Turn to Youth in Interwar Vilna” (Humanities)

2012- Robert Beghetto, “Ubiquitous Denizens: Secularism, Modernity and their Impact on the Modern Stranger” (Humanities)

2010- Jane Kim, “Cinematic Border Crossings: Toronto Film and Media Arts Festivals as Sites of Trans-local Negotiation and Meaning Production” (Humanities)

MA Supervision (completed)

2016 Karl Petschke, “The Brick Works: A Post-Humanist Mapping” (MRP Communication and Culture)

2016 Alicia Edwards, “Ripped and Consumed: Jack the Ripper and the Practice of Macabre London” (MRP Humanities)

2015 Renée M. H. Alleyn, “Cosmopolitan Nationalism and its Theoretical Application in/for Studies of the Canadian National Project” (MRP Communication and Culture)

2014 Hannah Tough, “Beyond Post-colonialism: Aboriginal Identity Production and Digital Technologies” (MRP Communcation and Culture)

2014 Monireh Mohammadi, “The Paradoxes of Representation” (MRP Humanities)

2013 Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite, “‘Strictly for Men’: Representing Masculinity and Consumer Culture in Esquire Magazine” (MRP Communication and Culture)

2013 Jilynn Quek, “An Adventurer Like You: Heroic Quests in the Video Game Medium” (MRP Humanities)

2013 Tino Economou, “Landmark Films of the 70s: Capitalism, Masculinity and Violence” (MRP Humanities)

2012 Jamie Giannou, “How the Early German Romantics Invented ‘Writing in Role’: Friedrich Schlegel and Drama as Pedagogy” (MRP Humanities)

2010 Martin Parrot, “The Volatile Hermes: A Critique of Frances A. Yates’ Approach to the History of Renaissance and Early Modern Hermeticism” (MRP Humanities)

2004 Chow Sze-Chun, “Traces of Desire and Fantasy: The Government-Generated Discourse on Technology in Post-Handover Hong Kong” (Cultural Studies)

MA Supervision (in progress)

PhD Committees (completed)

2016 Lai-Tze Fan, “Pre|digital Liminalities: A Hermeneutics of the Intermedial and Materiality in the Print Intermedial Novel” (Communication and Culture)

2016 Gorcin Dizdar: “The Symbolism of the Stecak Stones: Heterodoxy, Politics and Culture in the Medieval Balkans” (Humanities)

2014 William J. Urban, “Sexuated Topology and the Suspension of Meaning: A Non-Hermeneutical Phenomenological Approach to Textual Analysis” (Humanities, defended May 2014)

PhD Committees (in progress)

2016- Glen Wood, "Urban Discourses and Subcultural Urban Cinema" (working title) (Communication and Culture)

2016- George Martin, "Urban Heritage" (working title) (Communication and Culture)

2015- Tracey Thomas, "Graphic Novels and the Urban" (Humanities)

2015- Mark Terry, "Documentary Film as a Data Delivery System for International Policymakers" (Humanities)

2015- Christina Foisy, "Electroshock Narratives" (Humanities)

2015- Caitlin Janzen (Sociology)

2015- Jonathan Petrychyn, “Space, Place, and Belonging in Queer Film Festivals in Western Canada” (Communication and Culture)

2015- Jason Wang, "Urban Walking: Configuring the Modern City as Cultural and Spatial Practice" (Communication and Culture)

2015- Noa Yaari, “Visual Literacy in History: An Analytical Approach to Using Visual Evidence in the Historiography of Early Modern Italy in the 19th-21st Centuries” (History)

2014- Fabian Voegeli, “Modern Democracy, Secularization and the Post-Secular” (Social and Political Thought)

2012- Jing Xu, “Seeing the Past in the Present: Foreign Architectural Heritages in the Cities of Harbin and Dalian” (Humanities)

2012- Colin Dignam, “The Mentor Figure in Heroes’ Journeys” (Humanities)

2011- Justin Derry, “Speculative Co-Existence and Entangled Ecologies: Emerging Infectious Diseases as Nonhuman Actors” (Humanities)

2011- Bill Blackstock, “Cultural Studies and Cultural Politics” (Humanities)

MA Committees (completed)

2017 Jade Guthrie, "Cultivating Diasporic Female Identity in the City: A Place-Based Case Study of the Thorncliffe Community Market" (MRP Communication and Culture)

2016 Shahab Bayani, Subaltern Masculinity: Complicating Identity Construction in the Age of Global Fear (Humanities)

2016 Anton Titov, “Nina Berberova: Lost in Translation” (Humanities)

2015 Emma Thompson, “Left Out: A Revealing Look into the Everyday Fashion Choices of Individuals with Mobility Disabilities” (MA Thesis, Communication and Culture)

2015 Stephanie Todd, “Shakespeare’s Tempest as a Meditation on Power” (Humanities)

2014 Angie Wong, “Phenomenological Wanderings: Deep Reality in Heidegger and Daoist Philosophy” (MRP Humanities)

2014 Sean Steele, “Finding the Cosmic Centre: The Transcendental Ground of Classical Greece in a Morphological History” (MRP Humanities)

2014 Chris Satoor, “‘A Part’ of this World’: Deleuze and the Logic of Creation” (MRP Humanities)

2013 Daniel Guadagnolo, “The Dandy in the United States between 1960 and 1973: African American Influences on the Peacock Revolution” (MRP Communication and Culture)

2013 Ghina Al-Dajani, “Authenticity and Hybridity in Alienation: National Identity in the Palestinian Diaspora” (MA Thesis, Communication and Culture)

2013 Ryan Maharaj, “The Thunderbolt of Zeus: Adaptations and Manifestations” (MRP Humanities)

2013 Alexander T. Hurezeanu, “Apocalypse and Utopia: Hope After the Bombs” (MRP Humanities)

2012 Marva Milo: “Gender and Genre in Two Accounts of World War II” (MRP Humanities)

2012 Dawn Anthony: “Lucius, Trimalchio and Modern Ideology: A Discourse on the Position of Freedmen in Roman Society” (MRP Humanities)

2011 Andrea C. Valente: “Testimonies of a Life in Translation: [Self]-Representation, Discourse and Memory in Olga Benario’s Auto/biography and Film” (MRP Humanities)

2011 Niloufar Motaref: “One Myth, Two Stories” (MRP Humanities)

2010 Gorcin Dizdar: “The Symbols of the Stecak Stones” (MRP Humanities)

2002 Angeles Espinaco-Virseda, “‘I had absolutely no idea that so many women love as I do …’: Subculture, Die Freundin, and the Construction of the Lesbian Identity in the Weimar Republic” (History)

MA Committees (in progress)

2015- Amy Smith, “Disposable Economies: Second-hand Clothing in Consumer Capitalism” (MRP Communication and Culture)

2015- Jesse Cumming, “The Emergence of Mobile Livestreaming Technology In Public Space and Protest Movements” (MA Thesis, Communication and Culture)